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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, May 15-21

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players performed over the past week

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The Mets went just 2-4 over the past week, and was sort of a weird week for the team’s offense. As a whole, it hit just .202/.286/.389 with a 77 wRC+ that ranked 25th in the game over that span, but it still managed to score 4.33 runs per game, which isn’t too shabby. And let’s take a look—a new look that should make some of you very happy—at how these hitters did individually.

Jay Bruce helped carry the Mets’ offense in April, and his overall numbers still look pretty good, but he’s been brutal lately. This week, he hit .091/.192/.227, good for just a 15 wRC+.

Although he had a very good week, Michael Conforto didn’t quite remain on fire—we’re going to be a bit more liberal about the deployment and retraction of that image now—but hit a couple of home runs and had a 127 wRC+.

Lucas Duda had just a .333 OBP, which isn’t too awful, and a .188 SLG, which is.

Asdrubal Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, and Travis d’Arnaud remain sidelined, though d’Arnaud is playing in rehab games and seems like he should be back fairly soon. Cespedes doesn’t sound too far away, either.

Wilmer Flores had his best week of the year with a .444/.444/.722 line, good for a 212 wRC+, in 18 plate appearances. And you might have heard that he got some hits against right-handed pitching.

He’s had more doubt cast upon him than any other Met this year, but Curtis Granderson destroyed baseball this week and was the Mets’ best hitter with a .353/.450/.824 line and a 228 wRC+. When Cespedes returns, the Met should consider whether it’s Granderson or Bruce whose playing time they should reduce.

Juan Lagares was Juan Lagares at the plate again.

Kevin Plawecki only got to the plate nine times, but he had a -58 wRC+ for the week, and T.J. Rivera played a bit more but had a -73 himself.

Rene Rivera had another pretty good week at the plate with a 98 wRC+, but anyone who’s buying that he’s legitimately a good hitter now hasn’t learned lessons from Mets catchers of years past.

It hasn’t happened much this year, but Jose Reyes had a legitimately good week. But he was scratched from Sunday’s game with a rib cage injury of some sort and might be on his way to the day-to-day-to-pinch-hitting-appearance-to-DL.

Thanks in large part to a home run, Matt Reynolds had 169 wRC+ for the week. Nice.

And Neil Walker, who had raked for a while after a very slow start to his season, went back to struggling at the plate. He’ll probably be fine, though.